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Braves ink Wagner to one-year contract

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves took another major step toward solidifying their pitching staff for next season, agreeing Wednesday to a $7 million, one-year contract with closer Billy Wagner.Next up: the offense."The bullpen is one of the areas we needed to upgrade to get where we want to go," Braves general manager Frank Wren said during a news conference at Turner Field. "Billy was at the top of our list. The first day of free agency, we gave him a call."The six-time All-Star gets $6.75 million in 2010, and his deal includes a $6.5 million club ...

December 02, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Weekly Whatup, 12/1

Thanks to the modern marvel that is the Internet, you all have probably heard the news by now – Georgia Southern just took the world's biggest mulligan.

November 30, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS | Sports

Woods withdraws from tourney

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Tiger Woods still isn't talking. Now he's not playing, either.

November 30, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

Patrick signs Indy extension, NASCAR future uncertain

Danica Patrick unveiled her splashy new car in New York's Times Square, its bright green, black and orange color scheme right at home with the flashy billboards and lights above.

November 30, 2009 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports

Tech looks for two in a row over UGA

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says it's no bigger than any other game, certainly not as important as the one next week.Try telling that to his players.State pride is a pretty powerful motivator.No. 7 Georgia Tech (10-1) will be going for its second straight victory over Georgia when the teams meet Saturday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium, and anyone who thinks this is merely a warmup for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship doesn't understand how deep the feelings run in this rivalry."This is a big game in the state of Georgia," Tech receiver Demaryius Thomas said ...

November 27, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Tide survives scare, takes Iron Bowl in closing minutes

AUBURN, Ala. - No. 2 Alabama found its championship form in the nick of time.Outplayed most of the game, the Crimson Tide stayed unbeaten with a 26-21 victory Friday over Auburn, taking the lead with a nearly perfect drive that was capped by Greg McElroy's 4-yard touchdown pass to Roy Upchurch with 1:24 left.Alabama (12-0, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) completed a second straight perfect regular season in the Iron Bowl, but did it the hard way against its bitter rival. The Tide fell behind in the opening minutes, but came out ahead to do its part to set ...

November 27, 2009 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports

Woods hopitalized after auto accident

ORLANDO - Tiger Woods was injured in a car accident early Friday outside his Florida mansion, and a local police chief said his wife used a golf club to smash out the back window and help get the world's No. 1 golfer out of the SUV.Woods was treated and released from a hospital in good condition, his spokesman said. The Florida Highway Patrol said Woods' vehicle hit a fire hydrant and a tree in his neighbor's yard as he pulled out of his driveway at 2:25 a.m.Windermere police chief Daniel Saylor told The Associated Press ...

November 27, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports

The Eagles Nest: Coaching search continues; GSU fans' Thanksgivings

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November 27, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | Sports

It's dog days in Athens for Georgia, Richt

ATHENS - Mark Richt's worst season as Georgia's coach may not have hit bottom.

November 25, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Lions have lost their Turkey Day touch

DETROIT - The Green Bay Packers are hoping to bolster their postseason chances with a win at Detroit on Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports

Prep Sports Blitz: 2009 Football Review, Basketball Preview

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November 25, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | Sports

Georgia vs Tech - Just another game?

ATLANTA - Just another game? Georgia Tech vs. Georgia? Well, that's the way Paul Johnson sees it.

November 24, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Time to fix Dale, Jr.

Getting Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s team back on track is Rick Hendrick's top priority now that Jimmie Johnson has his record fourth consecutive NASCAR championship.

November 24, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports

GSU Tailgate Show: Eagle Nation goes big ONE MORE TIME - presented by Copper Beech Townhomes

GSU Tailgate Show - Eagles vs. Citadel

November 23, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON | Sports

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Atlanta, Santa Clara, New Orleans to host college title game

Atlanta, New Orleans and Santa Clara, California, were selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games from a group of nine cities and regions.

November 05, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports

Racist attacks mar Champions League

KIEV, Ukraine - Instead of being one of the biggest sports events of the year in troubled Ukraine, Dynamo Kiev's game against Chelsea in the ...

November 03, 2015 | By JAMES ELLINGWORTH AP Sports Writer | Sports

Kansas City throws a party to celebrate Royals' championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The world champion Kansas City Royals basked in the adulation of thousands of ecstatic fans in a parade and rally Tuesday that ...

November 03, 2015 | By BILL DRAPER Associated Press | Sports

Outdoor Life: Illness ruins a good day of fishing

Not to create a scandal or anything but yes, this is another one of my many stories about life in the great outdoors. However I ...

November 03, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

Column: Patriots taking out Deflategate wrath on rest of NFL

The New England Patriots are still ticked off.

October 31, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports

TCU's Boykin scrambles forward in Heisman Trophy race

FORT WORTH, Texas - If Trevone Boykin keeps playing like this, the TCU quarterback won't need any hype to win the Heisman Trophy.

October 31, 2015 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports

Baseball goes all in with daily fantasy games

Rob Manfred has read the law, and delivered his verdict.

October 28, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG Associated Press | Sports

Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff ...

December 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Sports

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